Diamonds Jewellery
01.09.2014

3 Things Men Often Forget When Buying an Engagement Ring

For a man, buying an engagement ring for the woman he wants to marry is usually paved with uncertainties and self-doubt. The anxiety of buying her the perfect ring, which she is guaranteed to treasure for a long time to come, can be overwhelming.

Deciding to take the huge step of wanting to spend the rest of your life with that one person is never easy.  Also, it is never assured that she will say ‘yes’ which adds to the distress of the whole process!

However, a man should take one-step at a time and deal with issues as they arise and for starters, get the perfect diamond engagement ring for her. What most people don’t know is that there is more to buying such a ring than just choosing the diamond.

Here are things that a man should know before embarking on this journey:

The ring size

You have to find a way to know your woman’s ring size. Ask her discreetly or be innovative and get one of her rings measured. Being accurate will earn you points with her but she probably won’t mind resizing it later after saying yes.

The band type

Most people focus so much on the rock that they forget about what holds the rock on her finger. The band is what will need to endure the most stress from harsh detergents to constant rubbing and knocking from daily endeavours. Gold bands are common as they are long-lasting but you must ask your sales consultant about the different metals available to you as each of them has there own pros and cons to consider.  It is always best to talk to one of our senior sales consultants about the type of lifestyle you and your partner have so that we can advise you on the best choice for your engagement ring. You must remember that buying a fine piece of quality diamond jewellery is like an investment and as such you do need to ensure that you maintain and service your jewellery regularly in order to ensure that it lasts forever.  For example if buyimg a white gold diamond engagement ring you must consider the regular cost of rhodium plating your ring. Likewise platinum and yellow gold may also needs polishing regularly.

Insurance and Warranty

If you have a budget in mind for the perfect engagement ring that is a great starting point as diamonds vary in price according to the colour, cut, clarity  and carat of the diamond that you choose.  If you see a style that you love, you can then hand select the perfect diamond at Diamonds International for your ring to suit your budget.  Once you have selected your ideal ring, don’t forget to have it insured and get a warranty after purchase.  These two are after sales services that will come in handy in case of theft or loss, the warranty is good in case some damage happens to the ring.